My latest book is Anatomies: The Human Body, Its Parts and the Stories They Tell, published by Viking Penguin in February 2013.

anatomies You can buy Anatomies: The Human Body, Its Parts and the Stories They Tell, direct from Penguin, or from Amazon in the UK, or from Waterstones, or support your local bookshop by ordering from them.

Its subject is how we think about the body. In this era of intense research into the human genome, synthetic biology, consciousness and so on, it might almost seem that our physical bodies do not matter. But they do. It is through them that we negotiate the world and each other, and the ways in which we have understood the human body and its constituent parts continue to shape our views of science, medicine, and ourselves in surprising ways.

Like my previous bestseller, Periodic Tales: The Curious Lives of the Elements, Anatomies reveals how show a topic that might be thought to belong to science alone in fact belongs to us all.

I'll be appearing at various literary festivals and elsewhere to speak about Anatomies. Details of these events can be found in the news section of this site.

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